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Search’XPR raises €1.9 million to scale-up its consumer insight solution Oorace

  Clermont-Ferrand based startup, Search’XPR, has just closed at 2nd financing round at 1.9 million euros. This round included a diverse group of investors, including Shanghai-based Unicore Technology Company, Sofimac Partners, BPI, the region of Auvergne, and e-business company Event.  This new round brings the total funds they’ve raised thus far to €3.2 million. Search’XPR was founded in 2011 by previous […]

MWC Highlights Day 3:  The 5G Debate and 4YFN's IoT startup competition

MWC Highlights Day 3: The 5G Debate and 4YFN's IoT startup competition

  There was a lot of news coming out of day 3 at Mobile World Congress.  Here are a some interesting highlights: The 5G Debate One big area of discussion was 5G, which continues to be a hotly debated topic. Not surprisingly, the Asian telco sector is clearly bullish on the transition to 5G, while other regions are more […]

MWC Highlights Day 2:  Orange and Alcatel's $40 Klif, Innovation City and #FrenchTech

MWC Highlights Day 2: Orange and Alcatel's $40 Klif, Innovation City and #FrenchTech

With Samsung again accounting for a big piece of the media buzz with their Galaxy S6 and Huawei announcing their entry in the race to be king of the fashionable, but techie smartwatch space, there was no shortage of big and, frankly, surprising news coming out of MWC day 2.  Here are some other things that stood […]

MWC 2015 Highlights Day 1: The Edge of Innovation

As with previous Mobile World Congresses, this year is bigger than the last. While the new Samsung Galaxy 6 (yes 6 already) is the big product launch this year, there are many other interesting developments and trends emerging at mobile’s biggest event of the year, perhaps adeptly taglined for 2015 ‘The Edge of Innovation’.  Here are […]

Trampolinn looks to make home exchange the future of travel

Since 2008, the travel market in numerous cities and countries around the world has been disrupted by Airbnb. Travelers around the world now look to them and their many clones to help sort their lodging needs rather than instinctively relying on the hotel sector. In the process, they’ve also helped define what we refer to today […]

Accengage's first push notification benchmark reveals big differences between Android and iOS users

Accengage, the European leader in push notification technologies for mobile apps, just released the first ever push notification benchmark infographic, examining different behaviours between Android and iOS mobile users. The benchmark is targeted to marketers to help them gauge the performance of their push notification campaigns in terms of opt-in and reaction rates. Accengage also offer them […]

La Belle Assiette celebrates the arrival of its 500th Chef

Launched just 2 years ago, La Belle Assiette continues to disrupt the world of gastronomy across Europe and is squarely on their way to becoming the world’s largest private chef service. Over the last 12 months, the La Belle Assiette team have been pushing hard on rolling out across Europe with expansions into Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the […]

4YFN, mobile's top startup event, set to take center stage at Mobile World Congress

Last year was the first edition of 4 Years from Now (4YFN), Mobile World Capital Barcelona’s startup and mobile innovation event taking place concurrently with Mobile World Congress. With over 1k attendees and numerous big names of the global startup ecosystem, including Whats App’s Jan Koum, Waze’s Di-Ann Eisnor,and Doodle’s Myke Naef taking center stage as speakers, […]

Rentabiliweb strategy validated with positive 2014 results

In recent years, Rentabiliweb has shifted significantly the core of its strategy from B-to-C (meeting sites, online games, or SMS payments) to B-to-B (payments, direct marketing, etc). Or, more specifically as pointed out in Les Echos, evolving into a full-service fintech company. Launch of new products and services, such as the highly successful Be2Bill payment […]

Criteo beats its 2014 estimates and announces Datapop acquistion

Criteo’s impressive growth story continued with force in 2014, propelled by its multi-screen ad solution, roll-out of their new prediction engine, and overall strong performance in the US market. Yesterday, Criteo announced at 68% jump in 2014 revenues to €744 million and 71% alone in Q4, which beat all estimates for the adtech company. As the WSJ […]